From a hotline that began in 1977 to opening an emergency shelter that has resided at its location since 1983, the Center Against Sexual and Family Violence has helped generations of people who have survived domestic violence and sexual assault cope with their trauma and find hope. Our mission is to advocate for safety and justice through intervention, education and community collaboration.
CASFV opened the Family Resource Center, started the Battering Intervention & Prevention Program, established a transitional living center, and participates in community outreach and fundraisers to further assist those in need. We are here to provide the necessary guidance and resources to help those who experience violence on the road to a healthy recovery.
For more than 40 years, CASFV has been providing hope to those individuals seeking a new future. We know that violence takes many forms, and we have the expertise and to help people heal. We can assist by providing guidance and empowerment to leave unhealthy situations and providing the tools needed for recovery. That is why we are here — to help anyone who has experienced domestic violence or sexual assault. Even if you have used violent behavior, we can help.
CASFV is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization governed by a board of directors and serves El Paso County, Hudspeth County and Culberson County.
CASFV’s mission is to confront and prevent domestic violence and sexual assault in all its forms by advocating for safety and justice through intervention, education, and community collaboration
About Our CEO
Sandra Nevarez Garcia, a native El Pasoan, has worked with CASFV for sixteen years. Garcia is a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso. She graduated with a master’s degree from Sam Houston State University in Victim Services Management in December 2020. She previously served as the Director of Client Services for CASFV. In 2013, she graduated from the second REALIZE Cohort from the Paso Del Norte Health Foundation.
“CASFV’s strength is a testament to the many men and women who work daily and volunteer their time to help families and individuals break the cycle of violence and abuse,” said Garcia. “The opportunity I’ve had to work with these men and women makes me even more thankful to lead their efforts for the benefit of our community.”
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Anyone can experience domestic violence and sexual assault. There are many forms and many ways for it to affect you. There are also many ways to survive. Our team can help you and your family recover.
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We provide all services without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.